|Short Dresses for Young Children|
|Fiqh: Islamic Jurisprudence - Woman|
|Written by Muhammad Ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen|
Question: Some women, may Allaah guide them, dress their young daughters in short dresses that display the shins. When we advise those women, they answer, "We used to wear those when we were young and they did not cause us any harm when we got older." What is your opinion of that?
Response: I am of the opinion that a person should not dress his daughter in such clothing while she is young. This is because if she grows accustomed to it, she will stick with it and she will consider it a light matter. However, if you trained her properly to be bashful when she was young, she would continue in that proper manner when she gets older. I advise my Muslim sisters to leave the dress of the foreigners who are the enemies of the religion and to bring up their children wearing clothes that cover their bodies and to teach them modesty, for modesty is part of faith.
Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
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